Lucky escape for Canadian skier after crash

20:04, Feb 11 2014
Yuki Tsubota
Yuki Tsubota
Yuki Tsubota
Yuki Tsubota
Yuki Tsubota
Yep. Ouch.

Women's slopestyle skier Yuki Tsubota of Canada was taken off the course following a scary crash at the end of her second run in the finals.

Tsubota was attempting to land the third of three jumps at the end of the challenging and slushy course  when she crashed into the crest of the landing zone.

The 20-year-old Tsubota slid down the hill while her skis scattered.

She laid still for several minutes while being treated by a medical team before being carried off the course. A Canadian team official said Tsubota is being examined for a possible fractured jaw.

Tsubota finished sixth with a score of 71.60 during her first run at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Teammates Dara Howell and Kim Lamarre won gold and bronze respectively.

Teammates and other Olympians shocked by the crash sent get well messages on Twitter.


Thanks so much everyone for the support and sending my best wishes to @yuki_tsubota

Thank you all for your kind words for the very courageous @yuki_tsubota. #WeAreWinter

You hate seeing that in sport. Terrible fall from Yuki Tsubota. Course officials taking care of her, fingers crossed she is ok